The Birth of Poteau: A History of Poteau, OK.

The Birth of Poteau is a book that chronicles the history of Poteau from it's early days through the Roaring 20's.

St. Louis and San Fransisco Rail Line Completed

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Wednesday November 1, 2017 3:00 AM - Tuesday November 14, 2017 4:00 AM
Annually on November 1

posted by Oklahoma Traveler

On November1, 1886, the Frisco line had extended to Bengal, Oklahoma from Fort Smith, Arkansas.  This line was the first to connect Poteau with the rest of the country and opened up a huge amount of trade in the area.

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